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Thunder win one for Paul George in his return to Indiana 100-95

Westbrook and Adams lead OKC to road win……..

 

It is on to the City of Brotherly Love for Friday nights game with the 76ers………..

 

 

Russell Westbrook in action against Indiana….photo by Getty…….

 

The boos were there to welcome Paul George back to Indiana.  He  did  not play one of his better games tonight but Steven Adams strong inside play and a fine performance by the Oklahoma City reserves allowed the Thunder to beat the Indiana Pacers 100-95.  It was George’s return to Indiana after his trade to OKC this summer.  The win brings the Thunder to 13-14 and stops the Pacers winning streak at four games.

 

George made two free throws with 10.7 seconds to go after he was fouled on a steal on the Pacers final possession.  George was 3-14 from the floor with two rebounds and was roundly given the business on every touch.  He seems to not allow the home crowd get to him but his play was not stellar.

 

 

The Thunder were led by Adams with 23 points and 11 rebounds and Russell Westbrook with another triple double, getting 10 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 assists.

 

OKC wins the series this season with the Pacers 2-0.  OKC is on the road at the 76ers on Friday in Philadelphia.  OKC is 17-1 all time against them.

 

Feature photo:  Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) shoots around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) in the first half of their game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017.(Photo: Matt Kryger/IndyStar)

 

 

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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